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According to Article V of the US Constitution, 3/4 of the states are needed to ratify a Constitutional amendment. As there are currently 50 states, 38 states are needed to do this.

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It takes at least 3/4 of the states to ratify an amendment. Since there are 50 states now, that means you would need at least 38 states for ratification.

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